Spurs Youth - 2019/20

spursfan77

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Is it? Still wondering if its some kind of loan or perm....
Unfortunately looks like the later as our club could not bother to announce that.
did we even mention anything about Kirby after he left. This all feels a bit like that situation.
 

Blake Griffin

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montreal are affiliated with bologna i think so maybe that's where binks will end up if he progresses.

i imagine this move has been on the cards for a while, back when our youth development was stagnant under poch.
 

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Who was the last youngster to leave us and go on to become a top, top class player? One who would have ended up a first team regular at ours if they had stayed?

Genuine question. Im guessing it’s a fairly long time ago. I suspect Binks isn’t going to buck the trend. Still, a very strange move.
 

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Especially to join a duff team in a duff league. Doesn't really make any sense to me.
Yeah, Canada's nice by all accounts but it's hardly the place for a youth international to go and make his name.
Seems like a lack of real ambition, surely he'd learn more and improve more in a decent league?
The standard of play in MLS is continually improving, and if he does well there is a good chance he'll get a move to one of the better clubs in a european league. For example, Alphoso Davies went from Vancouver to Bayern, and we all saw what he can do when we played them in Munich.
 

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Who was the last youngster to leave us and go on to become a top, top class player? One who would have ended up a first team regular at ours if they had stayed?

Genuine question. Im guessing it’s a fairly long time ago. I suspect Binks isn’t going to buck the trend. Still, a very strange move.
Peter Crouch?
 

SugarRay

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Peter Crouch?

Well, he sort of did I guess! Wouldn’t call him top class of course and even when we bought him back I remember more than a few rolling their eyes. He did ok for us to be fair
 

McFlash

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The standard of play in MLS is continually improving, and if he does well there is a good chance he'll get a move to one of the better clubs in a european league. For example, Alphoso Davies went from Vancouver to Bayern, and we all saw what he can do when we played them in Munich.
Fair point and if as mentioned above, they are linked with Bologna, maybe there's a route lined up to Italy.
You just hear of too many youngsters being plucked from MLS, so it seems a strange choice to me.
 

Marty

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Who was the last youngster to leave us and go on to become a top, top class player? One who would have ended up a first team regular at ours if they had stayed?

Genuine question. Im guessing it’s a fairly long time ago. I suspect Binks isn’t going to buck the trend. Still, a very strange move.
Souness?
 

spud

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Who was the last youngster to leave us and go on to become a top, top class player? One who would have ended up a first team regular at ours if they had stayed?

Genuine question. Im guessing it’s a fairly long time ago. I suspect Binks isn’t going to buck the trend. Still, a very strange move.
I can't think of any since Graeme Souness; but there must surely be somebody more recent than the early-70s.
 

danielneeds

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Well, he sort of did I guess! Wouldn’t call him top class of course and even when we bought him back I remember more than a few rolling their eyes. He did ok for us to be fair
Whether you appreciated him stylistically, the guy had an amazing career. Played in the CL final, major tournaments for England, over 600 club games.
 

SugarRay

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Whether you appreciated him stylistically, the guy had an amazing career. Played in the CL final, major tournaments for England, over 600 club games.
I liked him. He had a great career. I’m talking top, top class though mate. Peter Crouch was a decent to good Premier League player.
 

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I've never heard Des Walker was with us. Forest picked him from non-league. Did we let him go as a kid?
Yes, I remember reading about him in 1990 or 1991 that he was a Spurs fan who was released by the club as a youngster.
 

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I wonder if we got Skinner cause they knew Binks would leave. Thought it was a bit of a strange one at the time.
 

kmk

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Jamie Redknapp, until he decided he was homesick and joined his dad at Bournemouth.

Soon after, he joined Liverpool.
 
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